'Social Network' Director David Fincher Will Not Helm Steve Jobs Movie

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David FincherThe Social Network director David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, both written by Aaron Sorkin, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Back in February, a report came out saying Fincher was in negotiations to direct the film.

The report says Fincher was asking for $10 million in fees in addition to control over marketing the movie, with Sony saying his asking price was too high. It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony.

A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations but that the fee he is seeking is “ridiculous,” adding, “You’re not doing Transformers here. You’re not doing Captain America. This is quality — it’s not screaming commerciality. He should be rewarded in success but not up front.”

Sorkin and Fincher worked together on The Social Network, which made $225 million worldwide and saw Sorkin win an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, in addition to nominations in several other categories.

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Porco Avatar
88 months ago
"David Fincher will not direct Sony's Steve Jobs biopic"

"It is possible that negotiations will proceed between the director and Sony."

"A source with ties to the studio says Fincher potentially could re-enter negotiations"

"Article Link: 'Social Network' Director David Fincher Will Not Helm Steve Jobs Movie"

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bushido Avatar
88 months ago
they compare Fincher to the TRANSFORMERS movies???? rude
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
highdough Avatar
88 months ago
Thank goodness they don't want to pay for quality. That would be horrible.
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Ivan0310 Avatar
88 months ago

You're not doing Captain America. This is quality


***** you whoever you are for implying that Captain America isn't quality.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mojolicious Avatar
88 months ago
Good. Hopefully he's looking to do something more interesting, like The Girl Who Played With Fire.
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fxmx Avatar
88 months ago
He deserves the moneh

With Hollywood studios you have to make the best deal possible, cash upfront. Otherwise they'll give you only peanuts if the movie turns out to be a big hit.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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